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Thanks to Bobby Jindal, we know how disastrous Trump’s education policies could be

By Robert Mann Let’s be grateful for former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He was a failure, but at least one of his failures gave us an inkling of how disastrous President-elect Donald Trump’s national education policies could be. In nominating billionaire … Continue reading

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Jindal’s voucher program is an appalling, slapdash boondoggle

By Robert Mann Imagine you live in a dilapidated house. The roof leaks. Windows are broken. There’s no heat in winter. One day, however, a government official offers a lifeline. “We’ll give your family a much better home,” he says. … Continue reading

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To save time and money, let’s privatize the Louisiana Legislature

#184100409 / gettyimages.com By Robert Mann Has Gov. Bobby Jindal ever seen a government program he couldn’t privatize? Jindal certainly has a reputation as a fierce advocate of relinquishing government functions to corporate interests. That said, could it be that … Continue reading

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Voucher fraud? Maybe, but John White doesn’t care

By Robert Mann Imagine if an audit of Louisiana’s Head Start schools came back showing that almost every one of them kept¬†sloppy¬†records, so much so that the schools could not demonstrate that the government money they received was being “spent … Continue reading

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